Thursday, October 19, 2017

Amy Morrow and the Kazembe Orphanage

Amy Morrow and the Kazembe Orphanage
Amy Morrow, Missionary to Zambia will be sharing with us this Sunday, October 22nd in our 10:30 a.m. worship service. A love offering will be received for the Kazembe Orphanage. Amy will also meet with our children's Sunday School classes at 10:10 a.m. in the Life Center. And Amy will be available to visit and share at our World Crafts Fair Sunday afternoon, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Come hear about the exciting work going on in Zambia.
Learn more about Thomas and Amy's ministry in Zambia at the following websites: and
And on Facebook at Kazembe Orphanage

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Menno Simons, the Radical Reformation

Menno Simons, the Radical Reformation
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Christ Jesus.” 
1 Corinthians 3:11
Our emphasis upon a personal salvation experience (the new birth), baptism for believers only, the Lord’s Supper observed as a memorial supper, a simple worship structure that glorifies God and edifies people, the insistence on the separation of church and state, the emphasis on discipleship, and every believer a minister and a missionary, these are all prominent themes among the radical reformers. And not surprisingly, they sound a lot like the way we think and do church today.

While the great teachings of “Scripture alone,” “grace alone,” and “faith alone” come to us mainly through the major protestant reformers, much of the way we as Baptists “practice” our faith comes to us through what we call the “Radical Reformation.” The Radical Reformation has been called a “reformation of the Reformation.” While the mainline protestant reformers give us an appreciation for loving God with our “mind,” the radical reformers give us an appreciation for loving God with our “heart” and “strength.”

Our series, “Profiles of the Protestant Reformation” continues this Sunday, October 15th at 10:30 a.m. where will be sharing the significance of Menno Simons and the Radical Reformation on evangelical faith today. Along with a sketch of Menno’s life and impact, we will look at one of Menno’s favorite Scripture passages, Luke 19:1-10, the story of Zacchaeus and the change that Jesus brought to him.

Look forward to glorifying our great God and Savior this Sunday!

Pastor Joe

I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3   

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Protestant Reformation, Celebrating 500 Years

The Protestant Reformation, Celebrating 500 Years (1517-2017)
Grace alone (sola gratia), faith alone (sola fide), Scripture alone (sola scriptura), these are concepts that are ingrained in us as evangelical believers. And yet, these profound understandings of God and salvation have not always been so evident. Regardless of our particular historical Christian lineage, all evangelicals are indebted to the great work of the Protestant Reformation. Tomorrow and continuing through October, we will begin a four-part series of messages examining some of the great teachings that have come to us as a result of the Reformation. Each week, we will profile a key individual and their contribution to the Reformation as well as significant Scriptures that elaborate upon the great themes of the Gospel.

I hope you will join us for worship each Sunday as we rejoice in the Gospel of our salvation that has been “entrusted to the saints” (Jude 3). We begin tomorrow, Sunday, October 8th with the message, “John Calvin, for the Glory of God.” Below is the October schedule of messages.

8            John Calvin
15          Menno Simmons
22          Ulrich Zwingli
29          Martin Luther (Lord’s Supper)

I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3